Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

What’s the Truth about False Allegations and Sexual Violence?

Our Lisa Lazard has written a great piece over on The Conversation about the reality behind current panics around false allegations and sexual violence, which are really very uncommon. Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse. Underlying the… Continue reading What’s the Truth about False Allegations and Sexual Violence?

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Forensic Psychology, Psychology

The own-race bias in eyewitness identification.

The own race bias is the phenomenon whereby individuals are better at recognising and differentiating between faces that are the same race as they are, and much poorer with faces of another race. The issue of the own-race bias has serious ramifications when it comes to eyewitness identification and when a witness is faced with… Continue reading The own-race bias in eyewitness identification.

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Written In Blood: OU Psychologists on Catching Criminals

On Sunday night, the CBS show 'Written in Blood' includes material from our forensic psychology team. In this television series crime fiction authors explore the real life crimes which influenced them to write their novels. This episode focuses on “The Rotherham Shoe Rapist” and includes material on photofit psychology which our team helped them with. If you're interested… Continue reading Written In Blood: OU Psychologists on Catching Criminals

Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Psychology

A great day recording for DD310

Catriona Havard writes... A great day recording for DD310 This morning I went to a sound studio in London to record a round table discussion, for an audio to be used as a resource for DD310. The plan for the audio was to complement the first chapter in our module textbook Mad or Bad: A… Continue reading A great day recording for DD310